The scholarships are presented annually to surviving children and spouses of firefighters, police officers and other public employees who have died in the line of duty. Jeffrey Bowman Sr. died in the line of duty while serving with the Chattanooga Fire Department.
“On behalf of the ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Scholarship Fund board of directors, we are pleased to present the ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship to Jackson and Jeffrey Bowman,” ICMA-RC President and CEO and President of the Scholarship Fund Joan McCallen said. “We appreciate the sacrifice that Jeffrey Bowman Sr. made in the service of his community. The ICMA-RC Scholarship award pays tribute to his service and the service and sacrifice of other public employees who have given their lives for their communities.”
Applicants are eligible for selection for the educational scholarship if they are the child or spouse of a local or state government employee who has died in the line of duty, and plan to study full time at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school. Applicants are selected based on a number of factors, including financial need, academic record, demonstrated leadership in school and community activities, honors, and work experience.ICMA-RC and its board of directors established the fund in 2001. Since its inception, recipients have received more than $860,000 in scholarship awards.
Founded in 1972, ICMA-RC is a nonprofit independent financial services corporation focused on providing retirement plans and related services for close to a million public sector participant accounts and approximately 9,000 retirement plans. Its mission is to help build retirement security for public employees. For more information, visit www.icmarc.org.